Operation Superhero

Dear Friends of Candlelighters,

In September, our community comes together to recognize National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The month is dedicated to celebrating the brave superheroes that battle pediatric cancer. At Candlelighters, we understand that in addition to the shock of the diagnosis, there is a tremendous financial burden, an endless amount of travel, and an overwhelming emotional impact associated with childhood cancer. With your help – our organization is committed to ensuring that our local children and their families have the support and resources they critically need, especially with no pediatric oncology services offered in our area. Over 80 Candlelighter families in Brevard and Indian River counties benefit annually from nearly 20 programs and services that help alleviate the emotional and financial burdens associated with childhood cancer. 

Operation Superhero: Candlelighters invites you to join us in celebrating NCCAM by making a donation in honor of Operation Superhero. Operation Superhero, in partnership with Jason Hook Photography, transforms our most deserving children into the superhero of their choice with a transformation and photoshoot celebrating them during their journey battling cancer. Donations help Candlelighters to encourage and nurture the children’s inner superheroes and show them that they are not alone in their fight. We are incredibly honored to spotlight our 2022 superheroes during this month’s campaign!

  • Donate: Please consider making a general donation of any amount to help raise funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Our campaign goal of $30,000 goes towards providing emotional support and financial assistance to over 80 children and their families right here in our own community. Please donate through our website https://COBSuperhero22.givesmart.com.
  • Sponsor: Businesses can choose to sponsor the Superhero Campaign with a donation of $500, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 to receive additional entitlements in recognition of their donation. Candlelighters proudly shares our donor list year-round on our website, along with additional elements ensuring return on investment. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact information@candleightersofbrevard.org.

Our Candlelighter families – mom, dad, siblings, and child with cancer are all impacted by this devastating diagnosis. It will take a justice league coming together for good to provide these families with every resource needed to fight the villain – cancer. Join our justice league today by pledging your generous donation to Operation Superhero during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

Thank you for your consideration, 

Candlelighters Executive Staff & Board of Directors Because Kids Can’t Fight Cancer Alone

Donate Today!

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has ended, but the fight against cancer continues for our children! Donate today to join our justice league against the biggest villain – childhood cancer!

Meet our 2022 Superheroes

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

Megan Pinto Designs

Thank you to our Superhero Donors!


Kathleen & Bruce Feron

Michelle & Steve Russell


Ann Harnett

Bosha Nelson & Peter Nash

Diane Gray – Facebook Campaign

Imagine Schools at West Melbourne

Kathleen Hufford


Cathy Suptin – Facebook Campaign

Mary Prewitt

Susan & Kevin McKeown

Vicki Parks


Adis & Gil Perez

Alexis & Dan Vallette

Beth Tiziani – Facebook Campaign

Cathy Palmer – Facebook Campaign

Charlotte Bauer

Cheryl & Jim Lynch

Dr. Ruben & Rita Moreno

Elester Wright

Eric Bienvenu

Kathleen O’Brien

Kerry & Karen Speed

Lorayne Dunham – In Honor of Delilah Dunham

Michael & Beverly Toppa

Nancy & Charles Palmer

nConnections – Steve Gould

Steve W. Price

Tim & Diane Kennedy – In Honor of Jessica Fredericks


Barbara Ryan – In Memory of Ben Fullem

Dallas Knight – Facebook Campaign

Dorine Zimmerman

Edward Devinney

Eileen & Martin Schaap

Fran & Shaun Traynor

Kimberly White

Marcia and Norman Smith

Miriam Doyle

Schumacher Orthodontics


Chuck & Mary Lou Dunsford

Diane Martise

Joseph Gomez

Mary Ann Weber

Robert & Emily Saunders

Robin Saunders

Samantha Roualet